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Bird Flies 2,500 Miles for Baby's Food

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posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 07:13 PM

Talk about a working mother. A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles - across Indonesian volcanoes and some of Asia's busiest shipping lanes - in search of food for her baby.

Previously, the black-and-white scavengers with distinctive pink beaks and wingspans of up to 8 feet were known only to fly a few hundred miles from their nesting sites, staying away for just a few days at a time, officials said.

Most would wonder why I posted this in 'Fragile Earth'. The second paragraph I posted explains it all. Most of these endangered birds use to fly a few hundred miles from their nesting sites, just staying away for a few days at a time. However, due to the enhancement of technology, population, and the destruction of the earth itself, these birds have had to find new places to get food for themselves and food for their young.

We have improved our lives so much for the better since that 'Industrial Revolution', but at the same time we have depleted the natural landscape that animals have roamed since the beginning of time.

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